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Remember— Punctuality is important .
Valuable teaching time can be lost if your child is late.
Do you have any children`s books at home that you no longer need and could donate to help to re stock the library , fiction or non fiction . All donations will be very much appreciated. We are also having a sponsored read all proceeds will be used to buy new books for the library.
IMPORTANT WARNING NOTICE:
The Local Authority has been made aware of a cartoon doing the rounds on YouTube called 'Elsa Gate' and has asked schools to contact parents / carers advising them to be vigilant. This warning comes because of the explicit and often violent nature of these videos.
#ElsaGate is a series of videos being produced by various video producers and contains pop culture characters.
Children are initially drawn in by the cartoon, but please be aware that its content is completely inappropriate.
Key Stage 2 children all have a homework diary, can you please check the diary and sign it each week. Remember this diary can be an important means of communication
between home and school.
School Session Times
A.M 9.00 —12.00 (Rec /KS1)
9.00 – 12.15 (KS2)
Lunch 12.00—1.00 (Rec /KS1)
1.00— 3.00 ( Rec /KS1)
1.00— 3.05 (KS2)
Children should arrive on the playground no earlier than 8.50 am.
It has been observed that the parking of motor vehicles in the vicinity of
Weston Point Primary School , are parked in such a manner as to cause unnecessary obstruction to other road users and a danger to your children and their friends making their way to and from school.
Incidents of vehicles parking:
On the pavement causing an obstruction to pedestrians, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.Parking on or near to a junction obstructing the line of sight, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.
Parking near to the school gates on the hatch markings obstructing the line of sight, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.
We are, therefore, asking for the co-operation of yourself and other users of your vehicle in this matter, in order to help in reducing the risk of accidents occurring at the location. Please, if you must drive your children to or from school park well away from the school entrance and at a location which will not cause obstruction or a danger to any other person. As soon as your child is safely in the school or car, drive away promptly and safely, bearing in mind those children who are arriving/ leaving on foot.
Finally, we much prefer to rely upon the willing co-operation of road users to reduce the hazards described above. Unfortunately, if that co-operation is not forthcoming, enforcement measures by fixed penalty or court proceedings may be the only alternative.
Dates for your diary
Wed 24th yr 5&6 visit to Reel Cinema
Fri 26th Year 3 Special Lunch
Mon 29th Firemen year 5
Wed 31st Film Night Infants
Wed 7th KS2 Disco
Thurs 8th Year 6 Parents evening
2pm-5pm appointment system
Wed 9th Valentines Special Lunch
Break up half term
Mon 19th Feb School closed Staff training
Tues 20th Feb School Re opens
Thurs 22nd KS 2 visit Chester Zoo
Fri 2nd Year 4 Class Assembly
Weston Point Primary School
Telephone: 01928 574 593
Head teacher: Miss N Curphey
Secretary: Mrs C Williams
Class 1 Reception Mrs Williams & Mrs Willcox
Class 2 year 1 Miss Wilkes & Mrs Hartley
Class 3 year 2 Mrs Maxfield & Mrs Poynton & Mrs Allen
Class 4 year 3 Mrs Barnes & Mrs Poynton
Class 5 year 4 Miss Burgess & Mr Pierce
Class 6 year 5 Miss Hansbury & Mrs Organ
Class 7 year 6 Mr Paul & Mrs Hansbury
Resource Base Mr Mellor & Mr Evans & Miss Sheridan
Autumn Term - Monday 4th September
School closes for half term - Friday 20th October
INSET - Monday 30th October
Back to School - Tuesday 31st October
School closed for Christmas - Friday 15th December
INSET - Tuesday 2nd January
Back to school - Wednesday 3rd January
School Closed for half term - Friday 9th February
INSET - Monday 19th February
Back to School - Tuesday 20th February
School closed for spring break - Tuesday 29th March
OUR SCHOOL DAY
The school day begins at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00 for the Infants, and 3:05 for the Juniors.
At 10:30am, all of the children in school have a morning break time. Break time is between 10:30 and 10:45. Children who wish to have a morning snack, are served a selection of fruit or toast and a drink of water or milk from the hatch in the dining room. Each snack item costs 20 pence.
Children in Key Stage 1 have their lunch at 12:00, and Key Stage 2 begin their lunch break at 12:15. Lunch times all end at 1:00.
All children in Key Stage One have an afternoon playtime between 2:00 and 2:15. During this playtime, the children are provided with a small piece of fruit.
Drop-off and collection:
At the beginning and the end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents and carers. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset. Children in Key Stage 2 can be collected by the door next to pre-school, at home time.
Getting to school:
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits; it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike racks. If you do need to travel by car, we have spaces to park your vehicles, opposite the entrance to school.
Punctuality It is a parent's responsibility to ensure their children arrive at school on time. Lateness can disrupt the learning of others and can result in a pupil feeling greater stress and achieving poorer outcomes.
Every school, by law, has to register pupils twice a day; first thing in the morning at the start of the school day, and again in the afternoon session. If a pupil fails to attend or arrives late they will be marked as an absence for that session.
Research shows a close link between attendance at school and a child's achievement. Being late adds up to a loss of learning.
All time out of school affects learning and achievement for pupils. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time.Any child who arrives after registration should go to the School Office with parent/guardian .Parent/guardian will be asked to sign The Late Book .This is a Health and Safety matter as we require a written record of all children in school.
THE AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
Weston Point Community Primary School aims to nurture the all round development of every pupil. In order to achieve this, we set out to:
To create a secure, happy, caring environment, where children and staff can develop their full potential, intellectually, physically and spiritually, having equal opportunities and receiving an education of quality suited to their specific need.
To treat each child as an individual, recognising his/her achievement and rewarding success.
We endeavour to foster the child's confidence in his/her abilities and enable them to adopt skills and strategies to become, where practicable, independent learners.
We aim to encourage the concepts of fair play and fair mindedness.
To provide a lively, stimulating curriculum in which the children are given a firm grounding in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy and having access to the National Curriculum and its assessment. In so doing, we endeavour to extend the child's perceptive and creative skills. Our teaching of the core subjects is directed through the outlines of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, and specific Science teaching. The foundation subjects are taught, initially, through an imaginative cross-curricular approach, becoming more subject based as the child progresses through the school, and providing as many first hand experiences as possible.
To foster a partnership between the school and the wider the community, encouraging respect for the environment. This partnership is also vital in the working together of staff, parents and governors for the benefit of the children.
We are a school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives. An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture, involving everyone – children, parents, staff, Governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership, hoping that together we can provide the best for every child.